Join us at our African Ocean Observatory

in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Mozambique

We are now accepting applications for our
Volunteering and Internship Programs

We are now accepting applications for our Volunteering and Internship Programs

Join us at our African Ocean Observatory

in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Mozambique

We are now accepting applications for our
Volunteering and Internship Programs

We are now accepting applications for our Volunteering and Internship Programs

Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

BCSS is an innovative platform hosting the first permanent ocean observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa.

We aim to use our strategic location and data to support environmental management at a local level, facilitate regional collaboration, and contribute to international scientific programs.

Conduct fieldwork efficiently with on-site labs and facilities

The BCSS field marine station and laboratory present a unique, zero-waste field station model, run entirely on solar energy. Scientists are welcome to visit the BCSS station to conduct their research while using the facilities and laboratory.

Internships & Volunteering Programs

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Marine Research Internship

Marine Research Internship

Join the BCSS team in conducting fieldwork research, both on-land and in the waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Work side by side with world leading scientists and gain in-depth knowledge on marine science and conservation subjects, all while being immersed in the unique environment that is the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.
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Volunteering

Volunteering

Join the unique opportunity to dive into the world of marine science while learning to scuba or free dive, getting involved in BCSS’s research projects, monitoring marine debris and staying at the zero-waste, CO2-neutral marine field station on Benguerra Island. Join the marine research station for two, four, six or eight weeks.
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Dive Master Internship

Dive Master Internship

Assist the Dive Manager of BCSS with everyday tasks while improving your diving skills and gaining in-depth knowledge of safety measures and dive theory. Whether you are a new diver or already possess certifications, you’ll step off Benguerra Island feeling confident to guide groups and conduct research underwater. The internship period will give you plenty of time to learn more about your interests and to develop your career-path in terms of marine research, remote conservation and socio-economic development work.
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Latest News

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2021: Our Year In Review

Last year was an eventful year for us, with many highlights to celebrate: from new collaborations and partnerships, the establishment of an educational food garden at the Benguerra Island primary school, to sighting large groups of humpback whales and teaching volunteers …

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January Update: Our Year In Review, New Collaborations, Marine Debris Update and Wildlife Highlights

Happy 2022! At the station, we are looking back on our highlights of the last year. From …

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December Update: New Article on Climate Change, Crescendo Azul Conference and Internships Open for 2022

New Article: Climate Change and the West Indian Ocean The 2021 United Nations Climate Change …

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Latest News

Screenshot 2021-12-07 at 16.12.59

2021: Our Year In Review

Last year was an eventful year for us, with many highlights to celebrate: from new collaborations and partnerships, the establishment of an educational food garden …

jesse-schoff-Ph2KtIqKs7c-unsplash

January Update: Our Year In Review, New Collaborations, Marine Debris Update and Wildlife Highlights

Happy 2022! At the station, we are looking back on our highlights of the last year. From new collaborations and partnerships and the establishment of an educational food …

daniel-oberg-41Wuv1xsmGM-unsplash

December Update: New Article on Climate Change, Crescendo Azul Conference and Internships Open for 2022

New Article: Climate Change and the West Indian Ocean The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has incited much global discussion about its successes …

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